World Fuel Services Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 25, 2019--
World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT)

Second-Quarter 2019 Highlights

  • Total gross profit of $268.6 million, up 9% year-over-year
  • GAAP net income of $37.0 million, or $0.55 per diluted share
  • Adjusted net income of $38.8 million, or $0.58 per diluted share
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $98.3 million, up 17% year-over-year

“We delivered strong results in the second quarter, benefiting from our actions to drive improvements in operating efficiencies and profitability,” stated
Michael J. Kasbar, chairman and chief executive officer of World Fuel Services Corporation. “Our priority is to leverage our diversified business model and industry expertise to provide our customers with innovative solutions that deliver value today and in the future.”

Our aviation segment generated gross profit of $140.5 million in the second quarter, an increase of 10% year-over-year, primarily driven by continued strength in our core commercial and government-related activities. Our marine segment generated gross profit of $36.4 million, an increase of 20% year-over-year, principally related to improved performance in our core resale operations. Our land segment generated gross profit of $91.7 million, an increase of 3.5%, principally related to the continued expansion of our Kinect global energy services platform and our MultiService payment solutions business.

“Our strengthening EBITDA performance combined with the amendment of our bank facility has further improved our liquidity profile, providing us with greater financial flexibility to continue executing on organic growth and strategic investment opportunities,” said
Ira M. Birns, executive vice president and chief financial officer. “During the quarter, we repurchased $65 million of common stock, which combined with our recently announced dividend increase, demonstrates our commitment to returning capital to shareholders.”

Additional Financial Information

Cash flow generated by operating activities was $125.0 million for the second quarter of 2019 compared to cash flow generated of $0.3 million in the second quarter of 2018, which was negatively impacted by approximately $121.8 million resulting from a statement of cash flows accounting standard adopted in 2018.

Our operating expense ratio improved from 73.8% to 71.1% year-over year, reflecting our focus on continuous cost management and we remain on track to meet our goal of a 250 basis point improvement compared to last year.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures, including adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share, adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”), and net debt (collectively, the “Non-GAAP Measures”). The Non-GAAP Measures exclude acquisition related charges and restructuring costs primarily because we do not believe they are reflective of the Company’s core operating results. We believe that the Non-GAAP Measures, when considered in conjunction with our financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP, are useful to investors to further aid in evaluating the ongoing financial performance of the Company and to provide greater transparency as supplemental information to our GAAP results.

Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, our presentation of the Non-GAAP Measures may not be comparable to the presentation of such metrics by other companies. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per common share is computed by dividing non-GAAP net income attributable to World Fuel Services and available to common shareholders by the sum of the weighted average number of shares of common stock, stock units, restricted stock entitled to dividends not subject to forfeiture and vested restricted stock units outstanding during the period and the number of additional shares of common stock that would have been outstanding if our outstanding potentially dilutive securities had been issued. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these Non-GAAP Measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures in this press release and on our website.

Information Relating to Forward-Looking Statements

This release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding our beliefs and expectations with respect to our ability to leverage our business model to deliver value, our liquidity profile and financial flexibility, our expectations about our ability to execute on organic growth and strategic investment opportunities, our focus on cost management and its impact on our operating expense ratio, as well as our expectations about meeting our goal of a 250 basis point improvement in our operating expense ratio. These forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by cautionary statements and risk factor disclosures contained in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings, including the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC. Actual results may differ materially from any forward-looking statements due to risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: our ability to effectively leverage technology and operating systems and realize the anticipated benefits, our ability to successfully execute and achieve efficiencies and other benefits related to our transformation initiatives, our ability to achieve the expected level of benefit from our restructuring activities and cost reduction initiatives, unanticipated tax liabilities or adverse results of tax audits, assessments, or disputes, the loss of, or reduced sales, to a significant government customer such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, our ability to successfully implement our growth strategy, our ability to effectively integrate acquired businesses and recognize the anticipated benefits, risks related to the complexity of U.S. Tax Reform and our ability to accurately predict its impact on our returns and future earnings, our ability to capitalize on new market opportunities and changes in supply and other market dynamics in the regions where we operate, potential liabilities and the extent of any insurance coverage, the outcome of pending litigation and other proceedings, the impact of quarterly fluctuations in results, particularly as a result of seasonality, the creditworthiness of our customers and counterparties and our ability to collect accounts receivable, fluctuations in world oil prices or foreign currency, changes in political, economic, regulatory, or environmental conditions, adverse conditions in the markets or industries in which we or our customers and suppliers operate, supply disruptions, border closures and other logistical difficulties that can arise when sourcing and delivering fuel in areas that are actively engaged in war or other military conflicts, our failure to effectively hedge certain financial risks associated with the use of derivatives, non-performance by counterparties or customers on derivatives contracts, uninsured losses, the impact of natural disasters, adverse results in legal disputes, our ability to retain and attract senior management and other key employees and other risks detailed from time to time in our SEC filings. New risks emerge from time to time and it is not possible for management to predict all such risk factors or to assess the impact of such risks on our business. Accordingly, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, changes in expectations, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.

About World Fuel Services Corporation

Headquartered in Miami, Florida, World Fuel Services is a global energy management company involved in providing energy procurement advisory services, supply fulfillment and transaction and payment management solutions to commercial and industrial customers, principally in the aviation, marine and land transportation industries. World Fuel Services sells fuel and delivers services to its clients at more than 8,000 locations in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

For more information, call 305-428-8000 or visit

-- Some amounts in this press release may not add due to rounding. All percentages have been calculated using unrounded amounts --

* The adoption of ASU 2016-15 resulted in operating cash flow decreases and investing cash flow increases of $121.8 million and $241.9 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 respectively.

  1. The Company defines adjusted EBITDA as income from operations, excluding the impact of depreciation and amortization, and items that are considered to be non-operational and are not representative of our core business, including those associated with acquisition related charges and restructuring costs.
  1. Includes gallons and gallon equivalents of British Thermal Units (BTU) for our natural gas sales and Kilowatt Hours (kWh) for our Kinect power business.
  2. Converted from metric tons to gallons at a rate of 264 gallons per metric ton. Marine segment metric tons were 5.1 and 10.3 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019.


Source: World Fuel Services Corporation

World Fuel Services Corporation

Ira M Birns, 305-428-8000

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Glenn Klevitz, 305-428-8000

Vice President, Treasurer & Investor Relations

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